March has essentially come and gone and it’s time to start reading our next book! Since I am all about minimalism this year, I’ve picked a book that got great recommendations that I feel like I’ve been hearing about everywhere: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. I’ve already started reading it because I was so excited I couldn’t wait. So far, I really love it and am eager to get started with the techniques the author describes.
Here’s a little excerpt to entice you…
“Let’s imagine a cluttered room. It does not get messy all by itself. You, the person who lives in it, makes the mess. There is a saying that ‘a messy room equals a messy mind.’ I look at it this way. When a room becomes cluttered, the cause is more than just physical. Visible mess helps distract us from the true source of the disorder. The act of cluttering is really an instinctive reflex that draws our attention away from the heart of an issue.
“If you can’t feel relaxed in a clean and tidy room, try confronting your feeling of anxiety. It may shed light on what is really bothering you. When your room is clean and uncluttered, you have no choice but to examine your inner state. You can see any issues you have been avoiding and are forced to deal with them. From the moment you start tidying, you will be compelled to reset your life. As a result, your life will start to change. That’s why the task of putting your house in order should be done quickly. It allows you to confront the issues that are really important. Tidying is just a tool, not the final destination. The true goal should be to establish the lifestyle.”
Will you read along with me?